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Old 12-04-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation thinking in a cam

ok hello this is my first time posting...
i have an 11 ss and its tuned and its completley stock ( just the muffler delete and x pipe)
i want to put a cam but i dont kno which one and how much would it cost?...
any answer would help alot plz thank u
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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Hello there. Before the misinformed step in, shoot me a PM. We can help you choose the right camshaft for your specific goals!

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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ok hello this is my first time posting...
i have an 11 ss and its tuned and its completley stock ( just the muffler delete and x pipe)
i want to put a cam but i dont kno which one and how much would it cost?...
any answer would help alot plz thank u
What are your goals?

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This is correct. You need to let people know what your end goal is first. This will vary with the cam specs.
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If L99 VVT seams what to go with, from searching around on here... See U have a L99...

Headers!!! CAI!!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
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If L99 VVT seams what to go with, from searching around on here... See U have a L99...

Headers!!! CAI!!!
Gotta agree with dish... You may get all the volume and performance/power you need from headers, exhaust, CAI.. I took that step first and was so happy with the results, now don't get me wrong. Cam will be a next step for me..
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #8
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i just want power and a little bit of sound idk if that helps
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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i just want power and a little bit of sound idk if that helps
try headers and intake first then... I am telling you, man. The volume and tone of a good exhaust system with headers will blow you away.

maybe your tuner will give you some type of discount for a return visit? The labor cost to install both of these is also cheaper.. and in many cases can be done yourself if you have a lift. I wouldn't trust myself with a cam install though...

Because you have an L99 (like I do) a VTT cam after labor can run you close to 2-3k, because you will most likely need to replace lifters etc... a conversion to an LS3/TUNE with labor could run you 3.5-5k.

The headers/exhaust will be cheaper and the sound may be all you need. If you don't think that is enough, then jump to the cam and you will get another boost of performance and sound...

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there are other great vendors here, but that is who I shop through... each of those guys can get you what you want very quickly and not completely break the bank. Again.. expect to drop 2-2.5k for headers, exhaust, intake and you could see 40-50 hp gains since you already have the tune...but closer to 3-4k just for the cam.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:20 PM   #10
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Check out the mods in my sig. Totally happy with the Jannetty setup. Still have the stock exhaust, but it is a bit louder with the headers/cats for normal driving. And it screams when you get on it! With the auto, you will have to do some extra mods to, but it should be worth it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:26 PM   #12
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try headers and intake first then... I am telling you, man. The volume and tone of a good exhaust system with headers will blow you away.

maybe your tuner will give you some type of discount for a return visit? The labor cost to install both of these is also cheaper.. and in many cases can be done yourself if you have a lift. I wouldn't trust myself with a cam install though...

Because you have an L99 (like I do) a VTT cam after labor can run you close to 2-3k, because you will most likely need to replace lifters etc... a conversion to an LS3/TUNE with labor could run you 3.5-5k.

The headers/exhaust will be cheaper and the sound may be all you need. If you don't think that is enough, then jump to the cam and you will get another boost of performance and sound...

I recommend checking out
Lashway Motorsports
Texas-Speed
MarylandSpeed
Ted Jannetty racing...

there are other great vendors here, but that is who I shop through... each of those guys can get you what you want very quickly and not completely break the bank. Again.. expect to drop 2-2.5k for headers, exhaust, intake and you could see 40-50 hp gains since you already have the tune...but closer to 3-4k just for the cam.
thankxx man ive been checkin out some and they told me to go with a 222/232 cam and that should it
??? idk
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You really need to talk to a cam guy. You would also want the DOD delete for the L99 while you are in there. Texas Speed has some great Kits with everything included. There are a lot of companies on this board that will be happy to help you out if you give them a call. Brantly847 has a good point. Headers, cai and tune goes a long ways!! I would try that first then decide if you want to get the cam. CAI and headers are pretty much required for a cam anyway to get the most out of it.
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With out the CAI and Headers, Sucking air threw a coffee straw and exhaling threw a coffee straw...
Call Texas Speed after U get the Air part figured out...
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thankxx man ive been checkin out some and they told me to go with a 222/232 cam and that should it
??? idk
Ok.. you are clearly head set on jumping straight to the cam soooo...call someone who knows more than I. I only have done the basic 3 and those have kept my very happy for 16 months.

You have an L99, it will not be as easy OR CHEAP as an LS3. If you have 5k to drop, go for it... but ask a vendor ...again

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ok im getting a vararam intake tomorrow so thats all that im goin to put in
just the intake,cam, and tune...
would that be fine? or i need the headers too???
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ok im getting a vararam intake tomorrow so thats all that im goin to put in
just the intake,cam, and tune...
would that be fine? or i need the headers too???
I'm definitely not a "know-it-all," but if you ask any of the respected vendors on here, they will all tell you you're leaving a lot of power on the table if you do a cam without upgrading to long-tube headers.
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ok im getting a vararam intake tomorrow so thats all that im goin to put in
just the intake,cam, and tune...
would that be fine? or i need the headers too???
If you have the funds, you should do it all... like the last poster said, leaving a lot of power on the table and long tube headers were one of the best jumps I have had...simple and relatively cost effective if you look at the gains.
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Like I was saying above...
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I'm definitely not a "know-it-all," but if you ask any of the respected vendors on here, they will all tell you you're leaving a lot of power on the table if you do a cam without upgrading to long-tube headers.

Ted has stated before that doing a cam without headers is not smart, the cam wont even show good numbers at all. you would get more power from headers and a CAI, then a cam alone.
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You are looking at about $4,500.00 for a cam, headers, CAI, and tune. To gain 60-70 rwhp, you can gain more by going with a more aggressive cam but you may have issues with driveability. Another option is bolt on a maggie kit for $6,500.00 and pick up 80-100 rwhp with no other mods than a tune. Then add headers and cai later for another 50-60 rwhp.
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You need basic bolt ons before proceeding with a cam.
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You are looking at about $4,500.00 for a cam, headers, CAI, and tune. To gain 60-70 rwhp, you can gain more by going with a more aggressive cam but you may have issues with driveability. Another option is bolt on a maggie kit for $6,500.00 and pick up 80-100 rwhp with no other mods than a tune. Then add headers and cai later for another 50-60 rwhp.
You don't just throw a maggie on.

You need quite a bit of supporting mods. Ie fuel pump.

Not that easy
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Always buy mods that will set you up for potential future mods you may have in mind. I would start with CAI, headers, full exhaust 3" or 2.5" depending on what your future horsepower goals are.
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Save yourself some time and money. Buy the cold air intake, tuner, and long tube headers. You will notice a huge difference in the car. I originally wanted to do the cam before doing the headers, but if you don't allow the engine to pull in and remove the air more efficiently you will be wasting money on the cam for a small gain. Believe me the car feels way more powerfull after installing the headers axle back exhaust cold air intake and tune. My next step is to do the cam when I have the money for it.

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